Admission to DU's Music Courses on the Basis of YouTube Audition
Candidates applying for admission in Delhi University music courses for the upcoming academic session will have to upload their YouTube videos as part of a practical entrance test. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the uploaded videos.
Delhi University admission Committee meeting was held on May 26, 2020 and in view of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, alternative plans suggested by a sub-committee for sports, ECA, and performance-based admission will be adopted this year.
The minutes were approved on June 10, 2020 by the standing committee of the University's Council (DU's highest academic body).
"Since it is not possible to call students for physical auditions or trials, it has been decided to skip them entirely this year. Entrance exams for music courses will be held online by the faculty of music and fine arts. The admission to the physical education courses will be done on merit certificates". Said Arun Kumar Attree, a member of the standing committee.
The sub-committee suggested, " Candidates seeking admission in UG and PG courses, will upload a video of 7 minutes performance on YouTube and mark it as unlisted (Unlisted YouTube videos are not for public viewing). Candidates have to put the link of the video along with the admission application form on the DU admission portal."
The shortlisted candidates will then be called for an online interview. The online interview by the admission committee will be the final selection step.
There are three music courses offered at UG and PG levels. This year physical fitness tests will not be held for admission to BSc and MSc courses in Physical Education, Health Education and Sports, and Bachelor of Physical Education.
"The candidates may be asked to upload a self-declaration certificate in his/her fitness along with the medical certificate. The entrance test for these courses will be held as earlier and the modalities for the same will be announced shortly", said a member of the admission committee.
In Delhi University colleges, 5% seats are reserved for sports and ECA category candidates collectively in each course. The University has also decided not to conduct trials for admission under sports and ECA categories.
Expressing the concern, Rajesh Jha, a member of the DU Executive Council said," There can be many issues while uploading the videos online. Many may not have quality phones and due to which audio quality may be hampered. Online interviews can be very difficult for many students."